Former IPS officer Amitabh Thakur to float political party ahead of UP polls


Ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, former IPS official Amitabh Thakur said on Friday he would form a new political party soon.

“After consulting my supporters and sympathizers, I decided to create a new political party,” Thakur said here.

The name proposed for his new outfit is Adhikar Sena, he said and asked his supporters to suggest more names as well as the purpose, mission and structure of the party.

The government had issued an order for Thakur’s premature retirement on March 23 of this year, saying he had “not been deemed fit to be retained for the remainder of his term”.

Earlier this month, Thakur’s wife Nutan Thakur announced that he would run in the upcoming parliamentary elections against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

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“Adityanath has taken many undemocratic, inappropriate, repressive, harassing and discriminatory actions during his tenure as Chief Minister. Therefore, Amitabh will contest the elections against Adityanath, regardless of where he is standing, ”she said.

Officer in Uttar Pradesh, he would have retired in 2028.

In 2017, Thakur urged the Center to change its framework state.

The officer was suspended on July 13, 2015, days after accusing Samajwadi party boss Mulayam Singh Yadav of threatening him.

A vigilance investigation was also opened against him.

However, the Lucknow Chamber of the Central Administrative Court suspended his suspension in April 2016 and ordered his reinstatement with full pay with effect from October 11, 2015.

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